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The village of Chaddleworth lies below the southern slopes of the Berkshire Downs, just east of the A338 road, which runs between Hungerford and Wantage to form the western parish boundary. The south-east corner of the village is called Nodmore and the hamlet of Southend sits only a mile to the north-east. In the north of the parish is Woolley and in the south is Poughley, both barely hamlets now. Woolley Down rises above the former. The parish mostly consists of farmland, with some scattered woodland such as Nine Acre Wood, Spray Wood, Down Copse, Rooksnest Copse and Bassdown Copse. The West Berkshire Golf Course, on Buckham Hill, and the northern edge of RAF Welford are in Poughley.
CONGRATULATIONS TO JOE MILLS!
The Parish Council nominated Joe Mills for the WBC Champion Awards for the Big Thank you! They had over 100 nominations and the Parish Council is pleased to announce that Joe was chosen as one of the amazing people that Chaddleworth are very lucky to have.
Joe Mills was presented with a certificate from West Berkshire Council. The Parish Council is sure the village will join the Parish Council in commending Joe in a celebration of all his hard work, when we are allowed to meet face to face once again!
Joe does get a mention from WBC during this recording. It is at the very end, so if you don’t want to listen to all the awards, please forward to…..8 mins. Community Champion Awards 2020 – YouTube
Joe Mills – nominated by The Parish Council: “From a very young age, Joe has always been a great help to those less fortunate in the village of Chaddleworth. He has served on the Parish Council for 38 years – our longest serving Councillor. Joe was one of the founder members of the Cricket Club. His greatest strength is getting together teams in the village to do community work. It is because he is so well thought of that no one has the nerve to say no! He looks after the cricket ground almost entirely on his own – mowing the grass, marking out the pitches and carrying out all the maintenance. He is also the main gardener at the Memorial Garden and, last year, planted 52 roses in the garden. Joe also helps at fetes and barbeques and any other village events. He is truly irreplaceable and we think after all his years (75) of living in this village community, he deserves our gratitude – so we have put him forward for the ‘Big Thank You’ award.”
If you are self-isolating and need help with shopping, prescription collections, or even a chat on the telephone. Please contact Nikkie MacNamara on 0753391831 or the Clerk, Kim Lloyd on 07867 310121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All residents are encouraged to identify potentially vulnerable neighbours. Residents that are willing to join the support network for anyone self-isolating are asked to contact Nikkie or Kim.
The Chaddleworth community is working to develop a trusted local support network and to be wary of unsolicited approaches from other unknown individuals or organisations.
Covid-19 Support Group Network “During the current coronavirus pandemic, the parish council and volunteer groups will also use personal data of vulnerable and at risk individuals which has been supplied by them, or by their relatives, to ensure that they are fully supported during the current crisis. The information held will be used for this purpose alone and will be deleted once the pandemic is at an end. Individuals contacting the parish council for assistance through this scheme will be considered to have given consent for their data to be used for this purpose.”
CHADDLEWORTH HARDSHIP FUND
This charity was enacted in 1813 to provide fuel and ‘necessaries’ for the people of Chaddleworth Parish. This charity has now been updated to become the Chaddleworth Hardship Fund.
The Trustees of this fund (the Parish Council) would like to help the village during this unprecedented pandemic. If you find yourself in financial difficulties for the foreseeable future please apply to the Parish Clerk by email to email@example.com the Trustees will look at your application (in strictest confidence) and may award you a loan or other financial help.